Tracking Body Measurements for Success


When you are travelling somewhere you can take many roads to get to where you are going. I personally use an app called Waze to cut down my driving time. When trying to transform your physique, tracking body measurements is like using Waze. We are all going to produce results--positive and negative--by the activities we partake in. If you take the time to plan then you … [Read more...]

Eat So You Hit Your Macros


Macros are extremely important in attempting to hit your fat loss goals. Macros are an often overlooked aspect. Your macros enable your diet to be healthy and nutritious. They insure that you are not leaning too heavily on one particular type of food. I often laugh because of the debate about "clean eating" vs. "If It Fits Your Macros" style eating (see Saturday Sharing: My … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: HIIT From Hell


Cardio is an extremely important element in fat loss. Today I want to talk to you about a type of cardio that will push you hard and get results--HIIT from hell! HIIT cardio is going to give you the best bang for the time you spend. The idea is that when you complete your work interval you should need some significant rest in order to be able to complete another word … [Read more...]

How Vegetables and Bodybuilding Go Together


Eating healthy is something all bodybuilders do as part of their lifestyle. Vegetables play a huge part in the healthy eating. The reasons are numerous. Getting Your Vitamins Vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals that are crucial for your health. Even the best manufactured vitamins can't come close to the nutritional power of vegetables. In addition, it is always … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Crazy Outdoor Cardio Spots


Today I want to talk about outdoor cardio. If you happen to live in an area where the weather is good enough for you to get some outdoor cardio in I highly recommend it. I am lucky enough to live in California where the weather is pretty mild. As a result, I tend to do lots of outdoor cardio. There are some crazy spots I have found to do this. Signal Hill Signal Hill is … [Read more...]

My Love/Hate Relationship with Cardio


Cardio exercise is something I have always had a love/hate relationship with. On the one hand, I love how it changes my body composition in a short number of weeks. On the other hand, I hate the time and effort I need to put into it in order to have those body composition changes take place. At this point, cardio has become nothing more than a necessary evil. When it comes … [Read more...]

How to Stick to a Nutrition Plan


Sticking to a nutrition plan is something most people have tried to do and failed at. I had so much trouble with it when I first got started. The motivation to do so was there, but for some reason it was "too difficult" in my mind to stick to the plan. Over the years I have analyzed my own inability to stick to a plan. I have looked at what has changed for me now where I am … [Read more...]

Why You Need to Lift Heavy


Training heavy is something that people ask about all the time. It is sometimes a controversial topic. I personally believe that training heavy is essential at times. I am going to give you 5 reasons why training heavy is so essential in my mind. #1 - You Will Torch Body Fat Lifting heavy builds mounds of muscle. That muscle works full time to burn fat from your body. In … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: A Rant on Lying to Make Money


Lying in the fitness industry is something that disgusts me. In today's Saturday Sharing I am going to do a rant on lying to make money because I have very strong feelings about the topic. In my experience there are a number of ways people in the fitness industry are lying to make money. I am going to approach 3 of those ways and give you my opinion on them. Lying About … [Read more...]

Expose Podcast Episode #1: Let’s Talk About IIFYM


Listen to Expose Podcast #1: Let's Talk About IIFYM Today our topic is IIFYM -- If It Fits Your Macros. What is IIFYM? IIFYM is an eating strategy designed to keep you in your best possible shape year round. It has recently gained in popularity among physique competitors who don't want to constantly live on a restrictive … [Read more...]